Published: 2:08 pm, Fri. Nov. 21st, 2014Updated: 2:29 pm
Immigrant rights supporters rally for families inside
By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
Approximately 90 people organized a candlelight vigil demonstration Thursday night in front of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The demonstration was coordinated by Somos Un Pueblo Unido following an announcement this week that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center located in the FLETC would be closing by the end of the year. Somos Un Pueblo Unido is a statewide civil and workers’ rights organization. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
According to ICE, approximately 450 women and children who have been detained at the FLETC center since June will be transferred to Dilley, Texas, at the end of the year.
Demonstrators held signs reading “Deport Hate, Not Children” and chanted “Let them out!” referring to those incarcerated in the center.